Thursday 28 January 2021
It's Being So Cheerful That Keeps Him Going?
"I used to think that Mona Lott was a fictional character," drawled Jacob Rees-Mogg, before identifying her as in fact Nicola Sturgeon.
It's That Man Again was last broadcast in 1949, 20 years before Rees-Mogg's birth. He is younger than Damon Albarn and Noel Gallagher.
Young Fogeys were a youth subculture of the 1980s, if a small one. Rees-Mogg has been nothing if not faithful to it.
But that was what it was. He may as well conduct his parliamentary duties dressed up as a member of Duran Duran.